AOTY 2021

Narrow

Soap&Skin - Narrow
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2012 Ratings: #127 / 1094
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

Narrow is an album to be endured more than enjoyed, a work of serious art not entertainment.

80
musicOMH

Narrow takes harrowing experiences and pain and transforms them into beautifully cathartic lullabies.

70
Drowned in Sound

Behold Anja Plaschg, who you will worship as Soap & Skin, for she is the new Queen of Singing Sad Piano-Based Songs.

70
NME

‘Narrow’ is claustrophobically intense, and yet this emotional pressure has focused her artistically, her sound honed down to minimal, piano-driven songcraft with irruptions of grating digital noise.

itsyahboinoah
85
An evocative and chilling record from the Austrian song/writer. The album is seep with soothing piano playing with touches of electronics and industrial layered in the mix.
TheRootBoy
80
The tragedies Soap&Skin collects and uses to lull us with her angelic singing and piano playing with leave you in a shake and shiver. When she's experimenting with other properties of sound she's still playing to emptiness that sounds us.
SeaBass
82
Beautiful voice, great neo-classical piano, and love the industrial parts.

Favourite songs: Vater, Deathmental and Big Hand Nails Down
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Added on: March 12, 2012